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 James Monroe Fisk

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James Monroe Fisk

Birth
Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 21 Jul 1920 (aged 76)
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 35643460 View Source
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from the Rutland Daily Herald, July 22, 1920:
James Monroe Fiske, aged 76 years, a veteran of the Civil war and a prominent resident of the town of Rutland for nearly half a century, was killed yesterday afternoon shortly after 2 o'clock when he fell from the top of a load of hay in the rear of his farm on North Main street. He struck on the side of his head.
Mr. Fiske, in company with his brother, John E. Fiske of Pittsfield, was working in the hayfield. He was on top of the load, while his brother was pitching the hay. The horse started suddenly and Mr. Fiske lost his balance and fell to the ground. His brother and other help immediately went for aid and Dr. O.J. Gilchrist of this city arrived at the farm within a short time, but he was too late to be of any assistance. It is believed that death was practically instantaneous.
Mr. Fiske was born in Randolph, July 24, 1843, and resided there during his early life, coming to Rutland to live over 50 years ago. He had since resided here. He was a member of Roberts post, No. 14, G.A.R., having served in the Civil war as a member of the 14th Vermont regiment, and a member of the Baptist church and Center lodge, No. 34, F. and A.M. Mr. Fiske had been prominent in affairs of his native town, having held several town offices.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marcia Hawley Fiske of the town of Rutland, four sisters, Mrs. Amos Baird and Mrs. Anna Hough of Rutland, Mrs. Emma Brown of Brimson, Mo., and Mrs. Truman Townshend of Brandon; also by three brothers, John E. of Pittsfield and Charles and George Fiske of Watertown, Mass. The body was removed to the Stearns undertaking parlors.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock.


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Co. H., 14th Regt. VT Vol.

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Son of: Azro J. Fisk (1818 – 1900) & Almira Christina Cofrin (1819-1904)


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